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Long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets

Managing intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy challenges: an ethnographic study of two Ghanaian administrative regions

September 29, 2020 - 13:04 -- Open Access
Matilda Aberese-Ako, Pascal Magnussen, Margaret Gyapong, Gifty D. Ampofo and Harry Tagbor
Malaria Journal 2020 19:347, 25 September 2020

Malaria in pregnancy (MiP) is an important public health problem across sub-Saharan Africa. The package of measures for its control in Ghana in the last 20 years include regular use of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets (LLINs), directly-observed administration (DOT) of intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) and prompt and effective case management of MiP. Unfortunately, Ghana like other sub-Saharan African countries did not achieve the reset Abuja targets of 100% of pregnant women having access to IPTp and 100% using LLINs by 2015.

Willingness-to-pay for long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets: a discrete choice experiment with real payment in Ghana

January 15, 2020 - 14:34 -- Open Access
Y. Natalia Alfonso, Matthew Lynch, Elorm Mensah, Danielle Piccinini and David Bishai
Malaria Journal 2020 19:14, 13 January 2020

Expanding access to long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) is difficult if one is limited to government and donor financial resources. Private commercial markets could play a larger role in the continuous distribution of LLINs by offering differentiated LLINs to middle-class Ghanaians. This population segment has disposable income and may be willing to pay for LLINs that meet their preferences. Measuring the willingness-to-pay (WTP) for LLINs with specialty features that appeal to middle-class Ghanaians could help malaria control programmes understand what is the potential for private markets to work alongside fully subsidized LLIN distribution channels to assist in spreading this commodity.

Use of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets in a population with universal coverage following a mass distribution campaign in Uganda

June 13, 2016 - 16:15 -- Open Access
Humphrey Wanzira, Henry Katamba and Denis Rubahika
Malaria Journal 2016 15:311, 7 June 2016

This analysis has showed that 80 % of the population used an LLIN among households that achieved universal coverage following the 2013 mass distribution campaign, especially among children under 5 years, an operational success in this category.

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